Use hierarchies to organize your products. A hierarchy is tree structure with a root node and descendant nodes. Define whatever hierarchies work for the products in your store. A product can belong to multiple nodes in multiple hierarchies.
For example, a Nike basketball shoe for men might belong to the following hierarchies and nodes:
- Brands > Nike
- Shoppers > Men
- Shoes > Sports > Basketball
Hierarchies determine which products are included in a catalog. When you create a catalog, you specify one or more hierarchies. Any products associated with those hierarchies are included in the catalog. Front-end developers use the hierarchies to create and populate navigation menus in a storefront.
The PCM Hierarchies API replaces the v2 Brands, Categories, and Collection APIs.